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Cordell City Council Discussion


Cordell city council held discussion this week to consider a municipal sales tax increase to help support Cordell memorial hospital. Mayor Bob Plummer provided details to the council.

The vote would likely occur in a special election. The council took no action on the discussion item.






U.S Sentor Reacts to President's State of the Union Address


President Donald Trump issued the state of the union address last night. U.S. Senator Jim Inhofe reacts to the address by the president.


Inhofe says the president has reduced over regulations. He says the president has hinted he would issue an emergency declaration to fund a boarder wall.

Area School Closes due to Flu


The flu is affecting one area school district. Thomas-Fay-Custer schools are closed today through Friday as the result of a high absentee rate from the flu says superintendent Rob Royalty.


Royalty says the flu is cutting into more than one-fifth of the student population and is also affecting staff. He says the flu is greatly affecting grades k-6.

Deceased Person Found In Vehicle

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Weatherford police confirm they are working a situation of a deceased person found in a vehicle this morning on carriage way. Police chief Louis Flowers says the medical examiner has been called to the scene. Police anticipate to release more details later today.


Child Abuse Investigation


Weatherford police are investigating a report of child abuse. Detective Chris Cote says officials with a local daycare reported the suspected abuse to authorities.


Cote says during an interview, the foster parents did admit to striking the 11 month old child. He says once the investigation is complete, the case will be turned over to the office of the district attorney for the consideration of possible charges.

Weatherford Water Source Concerns


Weatherford mayor Mike Brown is concerned over the potential loss of water over the next 20 years as area sand mines plan to use some 3 billion gallons of water a year from the rush springs aquifer, which provides water to several communities.


Brown says city officials have discussed the next source of water for the city. He says it could come in the way of water contracts with other municipalities in future.


PSO Scam Warning


A warning from officials at public service company of Oklahoma that scammers are posing as utility employees and demanding immediate payment or personal information under the false threat of service disconnection. PSO external affairs manager Mike Hixson says PSO and many other agencies are being affected by scams.


Hixson says PSO never asks customers for pre-paid debit cards for payment. He says anyone with questions can call the customer service department of PSO.



Sweetwater Teacher Charged with Multiple Sex-Related Crimes

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Sex-related charges have been filed in Beckham county district court against a science teacher at Sweetwater schools. Cameron Gladd of Elk City is charged with use of technology to solicit a minor for sexual conduct, violation of the computer crimes act, rape by instrumentation, two counts of forcible oral sodomy and 3 counts of sexual battery. Many of the charges surround Gladd texting and having inappropriate contact with a 16 year old female student dating back as far as June of 2018. Gladd also allegedly had similar texting and physical contact with another female student during her senior year in the 2017-18 school year. A preliminary hearing conference for Gladd is planned for march 4th.

Tom Stafford Speaks at Pentagon

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Weatherford native, Lt. General Tom Stafford held a question and answer session this week at the pentagon. Stafford spoke before an audience of airmen, coalition partners and industry leaders about his contributions to both the air force and N-A-S-A. In total, General Stafford flew 10 Gemini missions in 20 months and five Apollo missions in nine months. Stafford remains an air force and space advocate.

Funds for Stafford Air and Space Museum

Weatherford city council acting as the public works authority approved a resolution last night authorizing the incurring of indebtedness by the trustees not to exceed $1 million for funds for the construction of the tom Stafford Air & Space Museum expansion. David Duncan is city attorney.

The loan will have a fixed interest rate of 3.95% with an option to extend for another year.